The president of the International Racquetball Federation, Keith Caulkins, described as important to encourage the fight against drugs through sports for the opening of the XXIII World Youth Championship in the discipline which takes place in the country.
Caulkins assessed as positive the large number of racquetball adolescents , which they will be the future world champions, he said,
For us it is important to encourage the fight against drugs, vice and advocate for clean sport," said Caulkins to make use of the word during the colorful opening ceremony of the World Cup event in Santo Domingo hotel.
During this tournament will see the future world champions," he said.
The welcoming remarks were made by the president of the Dominican Racquetball Federation (Fedoracquet), Rafael Fernandez, who acknowledged the presence of each of the 17 delegations present at the event. "The parents of these children are essential to make this a success, thanks for being with us," Fernandez said.
Representing the Ministry of Sports Junior Arias Noboa spoke, Deputy Minister of the ministry, who highlighted the work and effort in assembling Fedoracquet appointment.
Meanwhile, the Dominican Olympic Committee president, Luis Mejia, urged each of the athletes to "respect its flag, respect their leader and who love the Dominican Republic, and if you like, come back."
At the head table was also Antonio Acosta, secretary general of the Dominican Olympic Committee, and Rachell Hall, director of brand E-force, who said his presence was a way of supporting each of the participants.
After the ceremony, the Folkloric Ballet of the Ministry of Tourism is responsible for making the game more fun, which was enjoyed by those present.
The event takes place in the racquetball courts in the Olympic Center. The powers pulled Monday from 8:30 am and runs until 9:00 at night. The event concludes Saturday.